Facebook, SAMHSA and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline team up
January 19, 2012
In December 2011, Facebook, SAMHSA and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline teamed up to launch a suicide prevention tool on Facebook.
The new service enables Facebook users to report a suicidal comment they see posted by a friend to Facebook, using either the Report Suicidal Content link or the report links found throughout the site. The person who posted the suicidal comment will then immediately receive an e-mail from Facebook encouraging them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or to click on a link to begin a confidential chat session with a crisis worker.